Good Health Centre is a leading practice for osteopathy Leeds Based and the UK.
Shockwave in Leeds at Good Health Centre (Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy)
What conditions does it treat?
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Plantar Fasciitis (incl. heel spur)
- Patellar Tendinopathy
- Hamstring Tendinopathy
- Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
- Golfers Elbow
- Tennis Elbow
- Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy (incl. Calcification)
How does Shockwave work?
It involves the use of a medical device to pass shockwaves through the skin to the injured part of the body. The shockwaves are generated by a projectile that is propelled at high speed inside a hand-held applicator.
As the shockwaves enter the body, they initiate an inflammatory-like response in the injured tissue that is being treated. This prompts the body to respond by increasing blood circulation, stimulating the body’s natural healing process, and breaking down calcium deposits in tendons.
What makes it unique is that it is one of the very few technologies that seems to work best when an injury reaches the chronic state. This shockwave appears to be able to jump start the healing process in chronic injuries and move them back into the acute phase of healing.